Zao Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 1st February 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:54am on Wednesday 1st February 2012
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Strong blowing wind
Fairly poor on mountain
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Archive report: Posted at 8:54am on Wednesday 1st February 2012
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It is another cold morning with a temperature of -10 degrees on the thermometer earlier this morning, and the mountain is mostly covered in cloud and actually not much snow to report.

Some areas of Yamagata not too far away have been on the national news with stories of the heavy snowfall but this morning here we only have a few cm of snow overnight. We do have the strong winds that we had been expecting though.

It looks like the next few days should bring snow/cloud with conditions clearing up in time for the weekend.

Official snow depths (1st February 12)
Utopia - 210cm
Chuo - 190cm
Paradise - 195cm
Uwanodai - 155cm

Operating lifts (1st February 12)
All Ropeways (Skycable, Zao Chuo Ropeway, Zao Ropeway) operating.
All the runs at Zao are open.

Archive report: Posted at 8:54am on Wednesday 1st February 2012
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

All runs at Zao now open

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